SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 18, 2020
LEGACY EDUCATION ALLIANCE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|
|1612 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, Florida||33904|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (239) 542-0643
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Vanessa Guzmán-Clark Employment Agreement
On March 18, 2020, Legacy Education Alliance, Inc., (the “Company”) entered into an employment agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with Vanessa Guzmán-Clark, its Chief Financial Officer, for no specific term. The Employment Agreement provides Ms. Guzmán-Clark with the following compensation and benefits:
|●||Annual base salary of no less than $126,000, subject to periodic review and adjustment by the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) or the Compensation Committee of the Board;|
|●||Participation in any annual or long-term bonus or incentive plans maintained by the Company for its senior executives;|
|●||Participation in any stock option, stock ownership, stock incentive or other equity-based compensation plans maintained by the Company for its senior executives; and|
|●||Participation in all compensation or employee benefit plans or programs, and all benefits or perquisites, for which any member of the Company’s senior management is eligible under any existing or future Company plan or program.|
The Employment Agreement further provides that if the Board determines that Ms. Guzmán-Clark has engaged in gross negligence or willful misconduct in a manner that caused or contributed to the need for a material restatement of the Company’s financial results, and if the performance-based compensation paid under the Employment Agreement would have been lower if based on such restated results, then the Board and the Company may seek recoupment from Ms. Guzmán-Clark of any portion of such performance-based compensation deemed appropriate.
Ms. Guzmán-Clark’s employment may be terminated by either party at any time. If Ms. Guzmán-Clark’s employment is terminated (i) other than for cause or (ii) upon Ms. Guzmán-Clark’s death, permanent disability, or voluntary resignation, Ms. Guzmán-Clark will be entitled to receive (i) any unearned and unpaid base salary and annual incentive compensation that has accrued but is paid as of the date of termination, (ii) a pro rata portion of any annual incentive compensation that Ms. Guzmán-Clark would have been entitled to receive and, (iii) a separation benefit in an amount equal to twenty-six (26) weeks of base salary payable in biweekly installments. If Ms. Guzmán-Clark’s employment is terminated other than for cause or her voluntary resignation within 18 months of a “change in control” event, he will be entitled to receive (i) any unearned and unpaid base salary and annual incentive compensation that has accrued but is paid as of the date of termination, (ii) a separation benefit in an amount equal to one year of base salary payable in lump sum. Ms. Guzmán-Clark’s entitlement to receive any separation benefit described in this paragraph is conditioned on Ms. Guzmán-Clark executing a general release satisfactory to the Company.
Under the terms of the Employment Agreement, Ms. Guzmán-Clark will be subject to certain confidentiality, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenants described in the Agreement.
The preceding description of the Employment Agreement is a summary of their material terms, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreement, copies of which are being filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|10.1||Employment Agreement dated March 18, 2020 by and between Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. and Vanessa Guzmán-Clark|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|LEGACY EDUCATION ALLIANCE, INC.|
|Date: March 20, 2020|
|By:||/s/ James E. May|
|Name: James E. May|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|